Sunday, December 02, 2012
Apparently my body had other plans for me today. I had a late breakfast, tidied up my kitchen, spoke with my best friend for a while, got my trash bags and a couple of boxes to weed through. Then I sat down to work and promptly dozed off! *shakes head* Both my fur baby and I had a nice long nap. Well, heck...slept through lunch, have yet to exercise, have no get up and get. Good thing I don't have to work tomorrow. Something tells me I am going to be up late.
Sometime before dinner, I will get up and move my tush. Maybe I'll walk in place and lift my little weights while watching my favorite version of "Little Women" on TCM!
Sunday, December 02, 2012
It is such a beautiful morning! It's quiet, peaceful, and filled with promise. I am looking forward to see what it has in store for me.
I didn't hit the low end of my calorie range again yesterday. Sometimes I feel as if I'm eating so much as it is, but my stars! I have to laugh at the fact I am not eating enough! Who would have thunk it!?
I got my exercise in! *Yay Me!* It wasn't "Walk Away the Pounds," but I walked in place for 15 minutes while watching a movie.
The motivational quote I found is "You don't have to go fast, you just have to go." I love this! It reminds me of the immortal words of Nike: "Just do it!" It doesn't say "Do it as fast or as long as you can or don't do it all..." it says "Just do it!" This isn't an all or nothing message, but get of your tush and do SOMETHING healthy message! *LOL*
So today my goals are:
Eat at least the minimum calories in my range.
Move at least another 15 minutes
Rethink my goals and set them down in writing
Continue to work on my living room
Oh! I have added another food I can't have in the house...not that I ever mentioned my original one! The first one is Nutella! I can eat it by the spoonful (especially with peanut butter!) I don't know what it is about it, but I cannot have it anywhere near me. There is a Spark recipe for a home made version that is so much healthier I'd like to try.
The second thing I can't keep in the house is nuts. I bought a small can of mixed nuts a couple of weeks ago and found myself noshing on them until they were gone, without my even realizing it. The smart thing for me to do would have been to get some snack bags and divided them up into single servings and putting them in the cupboard. Take one down and when it was gone, that was it. I will try this again one day and see if I can do better.
Well, I better go have breakfast and jump into my day. Gosh I love feeling this good and content.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Well, I did it again! *Grins* Jumped in, got some of the kitchen done...saw something shiny and went in that direction. I know I don't have ADD or ADHD, but I AM easily distracted. Which explains why I don't finish everything I start. On the upside, I started in on some personal studies I let slip while I was dealing with the thyroid issue and the depression issue...both of which have been resolved. I feel even better and more like my "normal" self than I remember being before I was ill. It is so wonderful to be excited about life again!
All I have to do now on the kitchen is wipe down the counters, sweep and mop. My next project is my living room, which looks like I just moved in. I am going to through all the boxes. Toss what is useless, donate what I can and save only that which I truly love or need.
I did well on my calories yesterday, not so much the exercising. Although I did get movement in while bending, stretching and dancing while cleaning. I am certain I didn't burn many calories, but I was NOT stuck in my chair all day, so I count it a small victory.
I took breaks, but did find myself drawn to be online once in a while, which is of course never just for "a couple of minutes!"
So, baby steps for today:
*Start on living room. Go through 2 boxes before lunch
*Dance when the urge hits (having songs with strong drum beats help with that...gotta move when the drums start)
*Study lesson for 30 quiet minutes
*Remember to set timer for 15 minutes and move on to something else for 15 minutes. Then I can go back to my original activity for 15 minutes. 15 minutes of focused time moves quickly and I get more done.
*IGNORE ANYTHING SHINY!
Time for a little fur baby time, then I am off to be the best I can be today! Yay me!
Bright blessings for a wonderful Friday!
Ame the determined!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Ahhhhhhh...mini vacation...how I love you! *LOL* Yes, it is the first day of my stayca and I am enjoying it immensely already. I slept so well last night and even slept in to 5:45. Wow... I would never have thought I would consider 5;45 as sleeping in! I have come a long way!
My fur baby is thrilled that I am home. She seems rather puzzled that I am still in my jammies, when I am ready and usually out the door for work by this time. She is purring at y side as I stroke her fur, her front paws curling in and out with contentment. I do love her!
For my meditation this morning, I visualized my kitchen sparkling clean. (Living by myself, I tend to let things go...and let's face it...I can be extremely lazy at times!) SO my project today is to clean and organize my kitchen. Wipe down the shelves, clean out the fridge and mop the floor.
Thanks to the FlyLady, I will work in 15 minute increments and switch every 15 minutes to something different so I don't get overwhelmed. This way by the time I am done, everything will clean and fresh.
So goals for today:
1. Eat within my calorie range. (I have a really hard time meeting the lowest end of my range. I really need to figure out how to do that)
2. Dance and/or walk for at least 15 minutes
3. Clean my kitchen so it sparkles and shines: cupboards, fridge, drawers and floor
4. Take short breaks so I don't get burned out
I read a Daily Spark Blog this morning on how to stay on track through the holidays by Tana Jolliffe "Enjoy the holidays and still lose weight." I had a stupendous "Aha" moment when I read one specific comment that made me stop and think:
''I try to remember that Thanksgiving is a single day in November, and Christmas is a single day in December. The holidays do NOT include all the days in between--unless I let them!''
Growing up, the holidays were all encompassing, from Thanksgiving and the arrival of Santa at the end of the Macy's Parade, until Christmas day..and sometimes even till New Years. I have always lumped the whole month into "The Holidays."
What a great shift in thinking! By not indulging (or over indulging) through out the whole month, I can indulge a wee bit on each "Holiday," and not feel the least bit of guilt. I am going to post that quote in my cubicle at work and on my bathroom mirror to remind myself every day. I feel so empowered! Silly as it may seem...this made my day!
So, now I need to finish up here on SP, have some breakfast and jump into my day. Open up the windows and let the fresh air in...love on my cat and have splendiferous day!
P.S. YOU CAN DO IT! I am so proud of you!
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